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Wordnet 3.0


1. having strength or power greater than average or expected;
- Example: "a strong radio signal"
- Example: "strong medicine"
- Example: "a strong man"

2. not faint or feeble;
- Example: "a strong odor of burning rubber"

3. having or wielding force or authority;
- Example: "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons"
[syn: potent, strong]

4. having a strong physiological or chemical effect;
- Example: "a potent toxin"
- Example: "potent liquor"
- Example: "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink"
[syn: potent, strong, stiff]

5. immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with;
- Example: "an impregnable fortress"
- Example: "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"
- Example: "a secure telephone connection"
[syn: impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable]

6. of good quality and condition; solidly built;
- Example: "a solid foundation"
- Example: "several substantial timber buildings"
[syn: solid, strong, substantial]

7. of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection;
- Example: "`sing' is a strong verb"

8. being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content;
- Example: "hard liquor"
[syn: hard, strong]

9. freshly made or left;
- Example: "a warm trail"
- Example: "the scent is warm"
[syn: strong, warm]

10. strong and sure;
- Example: "a firm grasp"
- Example: "gave a strong pull on the rope"
[syn: firm, strong]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Strong \Strong\, a. [Compar. Stronger; superl. Strongest.] [AS. strang, strong; akin to D. & G. streng strict, rigorous, OHG. strengi strong, brave, harsh, Icel. strangr strong, severe, Dan. streng, Sw. str[aum]ng strict, severe. Cf. Strength, Stretch, String.] 1. Having active physical power, or great physical power to act; having a power of exerting great bodily force; vigorous. [1913 Webster] That our oxen may be strong to labor. --Ps. cxliv. 14. [1913 Webster] Orses the strong to greater strength must yield. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Having passive physical power; having ability to bear or endure; firm; hale; sound; robust; as, a strong constitution; strong health. [1913 Webster] 3. Solid; tough; not easily broken or injured; able to withstand violence; able to sustain attacks; not easily subdued or taken; as, a strong beam; a strong rock; a strong fortress or town. [1913 Webster] 4. Having great military or naval force; powerful; as, a strong army or fleet; a nation strong at sea. [1913 Webster] 5. Having great wealth, means, or resources; as, a strong house, or company of merchants. [1913 Webster] 6. Reaching a certain degree or limit in respect to strength or numbers; as, an army ten thousand strong. [1913 Webster] 7. Moving with rapidity or force; violent; forcible; impetuous; as, a strong current of water or wind; the wind was strong from the northeast; a strong tide. [1913 Webster] 8. Adapted to make a deep or effectual impression on the mind or imagination; striking or superior of the kind; powerful; forcible; cogent; as, a strong argument; strong reasons; strong evidence; a strong example; strong language. [1913 Webster] 9. Ardent; eager; zealous; earnestly engaged; as, a strong partisan; a strong Whig or Tory. [1913 Webster] Her mother, ever strong against that match. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 10. Having virtues of great efficacy; or, having a particular quality in a great degree; as, a strong powder or tincture; a strong decoction; strong tea or coffee. [1913 Webster] 11. Full of spirit; containing a large proportion of alcohol; intoxicating; as, strong liquors. [1913 Webster] 12. Affecting any sense powerfully; as, strong light, colors, etc.; a strong flavor of onions; a strong scent. [1913 Webster] 13. Solid; nourishing; as, strong meat. --Heb. v. 12. [1913 Webster] 14. Well established; firm; not easily overthrown or altered; as, a strong custom; a strong belief. [1913 Webster] 15. Violent; vehement; earnest; ardent. [1913 Webster] He had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears. --Heb. v. 7. [1913 Webster] 16. Having great force, vigor, power, or the like, as the mind, intellect, or any faculty; as, a man of a strong mind, memory, judgment, or imagination. [1913 Webster] I was stronger in prophecy than in criticism. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 17. Vigorous; effective; forcible; powerful. [1913 Webster] Like her sweet voice is thy harmonious song, As high, as sweet, as easy, and as strong. --E. Smith. [1913 Webster] 18. (Stock Exchange) Tending to higher prices; rising; as, a strong market. [1913 Webster] 19. (Gram.) (a) Pertaining to, or designating, a verb which forms its preterit (imperfect) by a variation in the root vowel, and the past participle (usually) by the addition of -en (with or without a change of the root vowel); as in the verbs strive, strove, striven; break, broke, broken; drink, drank, drunk. Opposed to weak, or regular. See Weak. (b) Applied to forms in Anglo-Saxon, etc., which retain the old declensional endings. In the Teutonic languages the vowel stems have held the original endings most firmly, and are called strong; the stems in -n are called weak other constant stems conform, or are irregular. --F. A. March. [1913 Webster] Strong conjugation (Gram.), the conjugation of a strong verb; -- called also old conjugation, or irregular conjugation, and distinguished from the weak conjugation or regular conjugation. [1913 Webster] Note: Strong is often used in the formation of self-explaining compounds; as, strong-backed, strong-based, strong-bodied, strong-colored, strong-fisted, strong-handed, strong-ribbed, strong-smelling, strong-voiced, etc. [1913 Webster] Syn: Vigorous; powerful; stout; solid; firm; hardy; muscular; forcible; cogent; valid. See Robust. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

strong adj 1: having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man" [ant: weak] 2: not faint or feeble; "a strong odor of burning rubber" 3: having or wielding force or authority; "providing the ground soldier with increasingly potent weapons" [syn: potent, strong] 4: having a strong physiological or chemical effect; "a potent toxin"; "potent liquor"; "a potent cup of tea", "a stiff drink" [syn: potent, strong, stiff] [ant: impotent] 5: immune to attack; incapable of being tampered with; "an impregnable fortress"; "fortifications that made the frontier inviolable"; "a secure telephone connection" [syn: impregnable, inviolable, secure, strong, unassailable, unattackable] 6: of good quality and condition; solidly built; "a solid foundation"; "several substantial timber buildings" [syn: solid, strong, substantial] 7: of verbs not having standard (or regular) inflection; "`sing' is a strong verb" 8: being distilled rather than fermented; having a high alcoholic content; "hard liquor" [syn: hard, strong] 9: freshly made or left; "a warm trail"; "the scent is warm" [syn: strong, warm] 10: strong and sure; "a firm grasp"; "gave a strong pull on the rope" [syn: firm, strong]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

476 Moby Thesaurus words for "strong": Draconian, able, able-bodied, accented, acid, acrid, active, acute, adamantine, affluent, aggressive, aggressively, alcoholic, alveolar, animated, antagonistically, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental, ardent, armipotent, aromatic, articulated, assertive, assiduous, assimilated, athletic, authoritative, back, bad, bad-smelling, balanced, barytone, basic, beefy, bilabial, biting, blinding, blown, bold, bouncing, brawny, bright, brilliant, brisk, broad, bulky, burly, cacuminal, capable, cartilaginous, central, cerebral, charismatic, charming, checked, chewy, clear, clear-cut, close, cogent, cohesive, combative, compelling, competent, comprehensive, concentrated, conclusive, consequential, considerable, consonant, consonantal, continuant, convincing, coriaceous, corrosive, craggy, cutting, dazzling, dedicated, deep, deep-felt, deep-rooted, defensive, definite, dense, dental, determined, difficult, diligent, dissimilated, distinct, doctrinaire, dogmatic, dorsal, doughty, drastic, driving, durable, dynamic, eager, earnest, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, emotional, emphatic, enchanting, enduring, energetic, engraved, enterprising, enthusiastic, estimable, etched, exhaustive, experienced, extreme, fast, fecal, fervent, fervid, fetid, fibrous, firm, flat, flourishing, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, formidable, foul, fragrant, front, frowsty, frowy, frowzy, full, full of pep, full-blooded, full-bodied, full-strength, fulsome, funky, fusty, gamy, garish, glaring, glide, glossal, glottal, go-go, good, grand, graphic, grave, graveolent, great, gristly, gutsy, guttural, gutty, hale, hale and hearty, hard, hard as nails, hard-nosed, hard-working, hardy, harsh, heady, hearty, heavy, hefty, heroic, high, high-handed, high-potency, high-powered, high-pressure, high-tasted, high-tension, hot, husky, ill-smelling, imperative, impetuous, important, impressed, impressive, imprinted, in force, in power, incisive, indefatigable, influential, intense, intensified, intonated, iron-hard, irrefutable, irresistible, keen, kinetic, knowledgeable, labial, labiodental, labiovelar, large, lasting, lateral, lax, leatherlike, leathery, light, likely, lingual, liquid, lively, living, low, lusty, magnetic, main, malodorous, marked, massive, maximum, mephitic, mettlesome, miasmal, miasmic, mid, mighty, mighty in battle, mildewed, mildewy, moldy, momentous, monophthongal, mordant, muscular, musty, muted, narrow, nasal, nasalized, nervous, nervy, nidorous, noisome, numerous, obstinate, occlusive, odoriferous, odorous, off, offensive, offensively, olid, open, operative, opinionated, overbearingly, overenthusiastically, oxytone, palatal, palatalized, passionate, penetrating, peppy, persistent, personable, persuasive, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, piercing, piquant, pitch, pitched, plenary, poignant, posttonic, potent, powerful, prepotent, prestigious, profound, pronounced, prosperous, puissant, punchy, pungent, pushy, putrescent, putrid, qualified, rabid, rancid, rank, reasonable, reasty, reasy, recalcitrant, red-blooded, redoubtable, reechy, reeking, reeky, regular, reinforced, repulsive, reputable, resistant, resolute, retroflex, rich, rigorous, robust, robustious, robustuous, ropy, rotten, rough, rounded, rude, rugged, ruling, secure, sedulous, self-willed, semivowel, sensational, serious, severe, sharp, sinewed, sinewy, sizeable, skilled, slashing, smacking, smellful, smelling, smelly, snappy, soft, solid, solvent, sonant, sound, sour, soured, spanking, spicy, spirited, spirituous, stable, stale, stalwart, stark, staunch, steadfast, steady, steely, stenchy, stiff, stinking, stopped, stout, straight, strapping, strenuous, stressed, striking, stringent, stringy, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-flavored, strong-minded, strong-scented, strong-smelling, strong-tasting, strong-willed, stubborn, stuffy, sturdy, suasive, substantial, suffocating, sulfurous, surd, syllabic, tainted, take-charge, take-over, talented, telling, tenacious, tense, the same, thick, thriving, throaty, tireless, tonal, tonic, total, tough, tough as leather, trained, trenchant, truculently, true-blue, turned, twangy, two-handed, unaccented, uncompromising, undiluted, unfailing, unflagging, unmistakable, unmixed, unmoving, unrounded, unstressed, unswerving, untiring, unvarying, unwavering, unyielding, urgent, valid, vehement, velar, vibrant, vigorous, vile, vinous, viscid, vital, vivacious, vivid, vocalic, vocoid, voiced, voiceless, vowel, vowellike, weak, weather-beaten, weighty, well-built, well-constructed, well-established, well-founded, well-grounded, well-made, well-versed, wide, wieldy, winning, winy, wiry, with a kick, zealous, zestful, zesty, zippy
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Strong, AR -- U.S. city in Arkansas Population (2000): 651 Housing Units (2000): 285 Land area (2000): 1.119860 sq. miles (2.900424 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.119860 sq. miles (2.900424 sq. km) FIPS code: 67370 Located within: Arkansas (AR), FIPS 05 Location: 33.109856 N, 92.358353 W ZIP Codes (1990): 71765 Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Strong, AR Strong